AirSprint expanded its service offerings with a supplemental lift solution called JetAssure for whole aircraft owners and corporate flight departments. JetAssure, which launched this May, provides participants with full access to AirSprint’s fleet over a minimum two-year period, as well as the option to leverage AirSprint’s purchasing power for the customer’s own aircraft.
“We are excited to introduce JetAssure to Canadian corporate flight departments and whole aircraft owners who have until now been struggling to find the optimal partner and supplemental lift solution,” said James Elian, president of AirSprint. “As the Canadian leader in fractional aircraft ownership, AirSprint is uniquely able to provide an all-encompassing private aviation solution that combines guaranteed access and pricing, aircraft and use flexibility, and meaningful cost savings for existing aircraft owners.”
Providing specifics about the JetAssure program, AirSprint explains participants receive guaranteed access to the fractional fleet of aircraft with 24 hours’ notice, anywhere in North America. With offices in Toronto, Montréal and Calgary, AirSprint states that it holds the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada, including the Embraer Legacy 450, Cessna Citations CJ3+ and Cessna Citations CJ2+.
Participation in JetAssure requires a two-year aircraft lease commitment, with a deposit that is fully refunded at the end of the term. AirSprint notes the lease deposit and overhead fees are proportionate to the number of hours the participant would like to fly during the term. Shares begin at 100 hours and increase in increments of 50 hours.
Participants in the program can use the hours at any point during the two-year lease, without black-outs or restrictions. AirSprint notes the program provides participants with fixed pricing without fluctuation in costs, allowing for predictable pricing and budgeting.
JetAssure participants only pay for their time on-board, explains AirSprint, and there are no additional costs for positioning or one-way flights. As noted earlier, participants will also have access to AirSprint’s purchasing power for their own aircraft, which the company describes as holding a 10 to 50 per cent discount potential.